A BUS company which covers parts of Clydebank is now operating later at nights.

Glasgow Citybus is pulling out the stops in an attempt to encourage more people to ditch the car and hop on the bus.

The company, part of West Coast Motors, has made a number of changes to make travelling on their buses more accessible following feedback from a survey.

Changes include operating more night-time journeys and introducing a mobile app and website which allows users to buy discounted tickets, track their bus and navigate to the nearest bus stop.

As of January 6, the number 15 from Milngavie to Glasgow, is operating an extended route to Glasgow Cathedral and serving Strathclyde University, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Number 17, from Duntocher to Glasgow, is operating late night journeys.

And from 6.15pm, number 17 will operate every 30 minutes, with the last bus departing Duntocher at 10.01pm and the last bus out of Glasgow at 11.15pm.

In Duntocher, number 17 will no longer serve Auchentoshan Avenue or Morrison Street. It shall go straight along Beeches Road to the end then turn left.

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Richy Graham, operations manager at Glasgow Citybus, said: “Our bus service and ticket options are determined by our customers travel requirements and we take their feedback seriously.

“We really hope our changes encourage customers to use the bus more often plus entice more people out of cars and onto bus, after all one of our buses could take up to 49 cars off the road.”

The West Coast Motors mobile app will be launched at the end of January and will coincide with Glasgow Citybus ticket promotions of £2.99 for an unlimited 24-hour ticket and £14.99 for an unlimited weekly ticket.

Ross Greer MSP, said: “This is brilliant news for local residents, who’ve been telling me for years of the need for expanded bus services locally. As a regular user of the 15 and 17 myself, I know exactly how helpful the extended route and later operating times will be.

“Glasgow Citybus have listened to their passengers and invested in their service. That faith now needs reciprocated by local residents.

“These services will only continue if enough people use them. With congestion increasing, local air pollution a real issue, and Scotland’s transport emissions rising despite the climate emergency, leaving the car at home and getting on the bus is something we all need to do as much as possible. Expanded, affordable bus services make that far easier.”